For emergency medical care, call 911.
For your convenience, Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District can be reached at 719.687.2291 or www.uprad.org.
In an emergency, time is of the essence to reach and receive care. There’s no reason to lose critical time getting to facilities miles away when we’re only minutes away––and we have minimal waiting time.
According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following warning signs indicate a medical emergency:
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
- fainting, sudden dizziness or weakness
- changes in vision
- difficulty speaking, confusion, changes in mental status
- any sudden or severe pain
- uncontrolled bleeding
- severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- coughing or vomiting
- suicidal feelings
Comprehensive and responsive care
- Highly trained team of ER physicians
- Experienced nursing and technical staff
- Separate walk-in and ambulance entrances
- Helicopter transport pad
- Fully equipped 24-hour trauma rooms
- Separate exam/treatment rooms
- Latest diagnostic imaging and onsite analytical lab
- Surgery suites available 24 hours a day
- Private inpatient rooms
- State of Colorado Level IV Trauma Center
UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital applies the latest in telemedicine technology and advanced robotics, and involves neurologists who specialize in stroke, to deliver quick, effective treatment designed to reduce or eliminate the long-term impacts of stroke.
What to expect at the ER
Triage: When you arrive, a registered nurse will conduct an initial exam, take your vital signs, and complete a brief medical history. Triage helps us determine the severity of your emergency and allows us to take care of the most urgent cases right away.
Registration: Once you provide your information, you will be evaluated by a physician, a physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner who will determine if your condition is a medical emergency.
Evaluation: Once you are in the treatment area, a physician will examine you and order any tests needed to evaluate your condition. Depending on the type of illness or injury, a nurse may start an IV or obtain a sample, or you may undergo diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or a CT scan.
Treatment: Your treatment will depend on your physician’s orders after the medical evaluation is complete. Our staff will keep you informed about what to expect during every part of the treatment process.
Admission or Discharge: Most patients are treated and discharged to go home from the ER. If you are admitted to the hospital, you will be transferred to a patient room and we will notify your primary care physician. If you do not have a physician, a physician on our staff will coordinate your care while you’re at the hospital.